Henry N. Butler
Executive Director, The Searle Center Northwestern University School of Law
Henry N. Butler is Senior Lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law. Prior to joining Northwestern in 2007, Dr. Butler was the James Farley Professor of Economics in the George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics and Professor of Law (by courtesy) at Chapman University in Orange, California. Dr. Butler has served as Director of the Judicial Education Program at the AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies since 2002. Dr. Butler has been active in the development of Law & Economics as an academic discipline throughout his professional career. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Virginia Tech (M.A., 1979; Ph.D. 1982), where he was a student of Nobel Laureate James M. Buchanan, and a law degree from the University of Miami (J.D., 1982), where he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.
Dr. Butler has held academic positions at Texas A&M University Department of Management, University of Chicago Law School, and George Mason University School of Law. Prior to moving to Chapman in 2001, he was the Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Distinguished Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Kansas Schools of Law and Business. Dr. Butler is an expert on the economic analysis of law, and has published numerous articles and several books on a variety of topics. His articles have appeared in leading economics journals and law reviews, including the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organizations, Virginia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, and the Yale Journal on Regulation. Dr. Butler serves on the Legal Advisory Council of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest, the Advisory Board of the Atlantic Legal Foundation, and the Legal Policy Advisory Board of the Washington Legal Foundation.